Behavioral Health Outpatient Children’s Program (Aurora): Provides a variety of services for children (early childhood to 17 years of age) and families in order to support and facilitate recovery for mental illness, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders, family relationship problems, and school issues.
Services include individual therapy, family therapy, parenting education and skill building, group therapy, consultation to schools and other agencies and psychiatric services.
The goal of counseling services are to increase self-expression and effective communication, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and to improve coping skills thus allowing the child to improve functioning at home and in school.
Case Management (Aurora, DeKalb and McHenry):
- Assistance with obtaining Medicaid, Social Security and other benefits
- Linkage and referral to other community services
Health Services (Aurora, DeKalb and McHenry):
- Registered nurses provide medication management, medication training, medication monitoring, injection administration, ongoing promotion of wellness, collaboration with physians/doctors, on call nursing services and general health needs assessments.
- Registered dietitian nutritionists are available for “Medical Nutrition Therapy” services.These services include individual nutrition counseling, group education and support for meal planning and meal preparation.
Individual Therapy (Aurora, DeKalb and McHenry) and Group Therapy (Aurora and McHenry):
- Managing the symptoms of a mental illness
- Couples Therapy
- Family and Parenting Issues
- Managing Emotions
- Child and Adolescent Counseling for those with private insurance or Medicaid
Individual Supported Employment (Aurora): An evidence-based practice that is the most effective way to help individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges enter or return to the workforce.
The primary focus of the program is to help individuals obtain, maintain and retain competitive employment within the community; positions sought are challenging, meaningful and meet the preferences of the individual. On-the-job training, support and advocacy by AID Employment Specialists is offered to each individual for as long as desired.
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Personal Micro-Business Support (Aurora): Customized guidance and support offered to any individual currently receiving AID services interested in developing his/her own business. Individuals who wish to capitalize on their talents and abilities to create unique products will work with Employment Specialists to launch personal enterprises.
Individuals will collaborate with other small business owners, receive entrepreneurial training and guidance with money/tax/benefits management.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Aurora & McHenry): Groups to help people develop skills they need for daily living and for recovering from a mental illness.
Examples of groups include:
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss and Health Living
- Caring for your Emotional Self
- Job Skills
- Living in the Community
- Social Skills
Telehealth Services (McHenry, Kane, Kendall and DeKalb residents): Behavioral Health interventions and psychiatry services are integral to successful recovery plans. Individuals can lead more fulfilling lives and participate in and contribute to their communities. Individuals experience barriers to treatment such as living in rural areas with little transportation opportunity or living with acute symptoms that create severe anxiety and stress and hinder recovery program participation.
Telehealth services can reach these individuals and facilitate access to remote psychiatric care and counseling. COVID 19 introduced a new barrier to service that has made telehealth services a vital component of treatment and recovery.
Access Telehealth Services today by dialing (877) 243-0001 or e-mail info@AIDcares.org